Many times we hear of Code Orange Air Quality Alerts. But just exactly what does that mean?
The EPA has assigned a specific color to each AQI category to make it easier for people to understand if air pollution is reaching unhealthy levels in their communities.
When a Code Orange Air Quality Alert is issued it means that the air is unhealthy for members of sensitive groups. Those may include people with lung and heart disease, those that suffer from asthma, older adults and children.
Those in the sensitive groups will want to limit their time outdoors while the Code Orange Quality Alert is in effect. The general public is not likely to be affected.
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